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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:33:00 AM »
Verse 19:


சாலநாள் கழிந்த பின்பு
   தலைவனார் தாமுன் வைத்த
கோலமார் ஓடு தன்னைக்
   குறியிடத் தகலப் போக்கிச்
சீலமார் கொள்கை யென்றுந்
   திருந்துவேட் கோவர் தம்பால்
வாலிதாம் நிலைமை காட்ட
   முன்புபோல் மனையில் வந்தார்.


Many days passed; the Lord caused the disappearance
Of the beauteous bowl from where it was kept;
To reveal unto the world the true nature of the potter,
The devotee firm-established in the principles
Of Saivism, He came to his house as before.

Arunachala Siva.

13307
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:31:23 AM »
Verse  18:


வைத்தபின் மறையவ ராகி வந்தருள்
நித்தனார் நீங்கிட நின்ற தொண்டரும்
உய்த்துடன் போய்விடை கொண்டு மீண்டனர்
அத்தர்தாம் அம்பல மணைய மேவினார்.


When the bowl was thus kept guarded
The Lord who came in a Brahmin?s guise took leave
Of the devotee; Him he followed to a distance
(As prescribed in the sastras), and with His leave returned.
The Lord hied back to His Ambalam.

Arunachala Siva.

13308
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:29:43 AM »
Verse  17:


தொல்லைவேட் கோவர்தங் குலத்துள் தோன்றிய
மல்குசீர்த் தொண்டனார் வணங்கி வாங்கிக்கொண்டு
ஒல்லையின் மனையிலோர் மருங்கு காப்புறும்
எல்லையில் வைத்துவந் திறையை யெய்தினார்.


The glorious devotee -- the scion of the hoary clan
Of potters --, bowed and received it;
He hastened away and kept it in a very safe place
And then came back to the Lord.

Arunachala Siva.

13309
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:27:25 AM »
Verse  16:

தன்னையொப் பரியது தலத்துத் தன்னுழைத்
துன்னிய யாவையுந் தூய்மை செய்வது
பொன்னினும் மணியினும் போற்ற வேண்டுவது
இன்னதன் மையதிது வாங்கு நீயென.

"It is non-pareil; it can purify all that is
Received into it; being more valuable than gold or gem
It must be treasured with greater care;
Such is its worth; receive it." Thus He.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:25:03 AM »
Verse 15:


 எம்பிரான் யான்செயும் பணிஎது என்றனர்
வம்புலா மலர்ச்சடை வள்ளல் தொண்டனார்
உம்பர்நா யகனும்இவ் வோடுன் பால்வைத்து
நம்பிநீ தருகநாம் வேண்டும் போதென்று.


The devotee of the Lord who wears fragrant flowers
On his matted hair entreated Him thus:
"My Lord, in what way can I serve you?"
The God of gods replied him thus: "Keep this bowl
With you Sir, and return it when I ask for it."


Arunachala Siva.
 

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:22:59 AM »
Verse 14:


பிறைவளர் சடைமுடிப் பிரானைத் தொண்டரென்று
உறையுளில் அணைந்துபே ருவகை கூர்ந்திட
முறைமையின் வழிபட மொழிந்த பூசைகள்
நிறைபெரு விருப்பொடு செய்து நின்றபின்.


Deeming the Lord on whose matted hair glows the crescent
To be His devotee, he invited Him into his house
And in delight great, hailed Him duly
And stood beside Him in love abounding.   

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:21:22 AM »
Verse 13:



நண்ணிய தவச்சிவ யோக நாதரைக்
கண்ணுற நோக்கிய காத லன்பர்தாம்
புண்ணியத் தொண்டராம் என்று போற்றிசெய்
தெண்ணிய உவகையால் எதிர்கொண் டேத்தினார்.


He longingly beheld the Siva-Yogi-Tapaswi;
He reckoned Him as a pious devotee and hailed Him;
He received Him warmly and adored Him greatly;
His outward action manifested his inner thought.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:19:24 AM »
Verse 12:


நெடுஞ்சடை கரந்திட நெறித்த பம்பையும்
விடுங்கதிர் முறுவல்வெண் ணிலவும் மேம்பட
இடும்பலிப் பாத்திர மேந்து கையராய்
நடந்துவேட் கோவர்தம் மனையை நண்ணினார்.



He concealed His long matted hair; He wore
Curly and bushy hair; bright was His smile
Like the rays of the moon; He held nobly
A begging-bowl in His Hand;
Thus He came to the Potter's house.

Arunachala Siva.

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The problems in reflection (inquiry) are described by Swami Sadasivananda, in his article on
Practical Sadhana, vide Mountain Path, Oct-Dec 2008.

Question:  I know Bhagavan Ramana has said:  "The obstacles
that hinder realization are habits of the mind [vasanas], and the
aids to realizations are the teachings of the scriptures of the
realized souls.  (Talks No. 13)

What is difficult to grasp, and therefore needs clarfication are
the methods of carrying out the teachings, especially, in regard
to Bhagavan Ramana's system.

Reflection [inquiry] is said to be one of the most effective and
advanced techniques of spiritual attainment, for it leads to Self-
realization.  Reflection in Sanskrit is Vichara, also sometimes called
Manana.  Its foundation is based upon the quality of intellect.

When the intellect is pure and subtle, one begins to reflect upon
"Who am I?", what is the nature of this world, and what is my goal
in this life and how am I going to attain it.  These are all the questions pertaining to an inward movement of the mind.  But when the intellect is externalized, it becomes tainted through attachment to material
things.

This attachment in time, will contaminate the intellect, resulting not
in questions vital to man's inner search, but rather in ones external
with acquiring wealth, sensual pleasures, name and fame, and then
equal time is spent warding off troubles that might jeopardize their
anger when the desire is thwarted and from anger proceeds delusion
and forgetfulness.

(Source: As indicated above)

Arunachala Siva.   

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Health issues / Re: Health issues
« on: January 23, 2016, 06:54:57 AM »
Dear Sri Graham,


I pray to Sri Bhagavan to help you by curing the tumor and make you alright.
What more is wanted except to have a healthy life, particularly for those who are engaged
in Sri Bhagavan's work?

Arunachala Siva.

13316
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:21:56 PM »
Arivattaya Naynar - Liberation Day.

Thai month, Tiruvadirai Star Day:

I have already covered the story of Arivattaya Naynar.  Please go through my earlier post.


Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: The Bliss of No Want - Vasko Kohlmayer:
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:45:10 PM »
Like the treasure hunter we too have been searching long and hard for the precious treasure of happiness.
Then one day we come across Sri Ramana who informs us hat the treasure is not to be found in the places
where we have been looking.  Instead he tells us to go back home to our selves.  He claims it is there, at
the very core of our own being, that we will find that which we have been seeking.

Each of us must decide how we receive this information. For most people this is not an easy decision to make.
Since our earliest time we have been told and taught that happiness resides in the good things of this world:
wealth, material prosperity, professional and social success and such.  Bhagavan's instruction seems so
far fetched and so at variance with our customary way of thinking that most people -- even those who otherwise respect Him deeply -- are psychologically unable to accept the possibility that what he says may
be correct.

But to help us overcome our skepticism we should consider the character of the one who gives the advice.
Sri Ramana was known as a person of profound insight and impeccable integrity. We can, therefore, be
reasonably certain He would not advise us to do something He has Himself not found to be true in His own
experience.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
 
   

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Awakening is not only the realization of Emptiness as the Self; it is the realization that you are present
to all the world and all beings;  you are not isolated and independent being.  You are responsible to all
beings.  Your heart is the heart of compassion, open to all the world.  Otherwise there can be no real
answer for evil in the world.  Still, in the actual, phenomenal dimension of the self, one is mortal, fragile,
heir to suffering, sorrow, destruction, and loss.  You move on both levels, in the eternal and deathless
sphere as well as in the earthly and mortal sphere. Dwelling in the sphere of Emptiness that is mystery,
you come to affirm your phenomenal nature.  You realize your Self in the earthly dimension in a great
Yes.  It is not stoic resignation but life affirmation.  a Gelassnsein; it is the coming home of self in
love and peace, a peace that is not apart from the tears and sorrows of the world.  It is knowing that it
is good that you are, for 'everyday is a good day' in life as well as in death.  If you have been preparing
yourself during the course of your life, then in the midst of suffering and pain, you can say, 'Thy will be done'.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

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Verse 28:


As far as I am concerned, there is nothing apart from myself. As far as He is concerned, there is nothing
apart from Himself.  In the Oneness, the expanse of grace that possess such a nature, to think that these
are two is an incorrect understanding that occurs at the level of limiting factors that are merely imagined.
(Upadhi unarvu in Tamizh)

Verse 409:

To maintain self attention without a break, is how I show my deep gratitude towards Him, who brought
about  His victorious rule within my heart.  Other than this, there is no other way.  A benediction upon
the glorious Self that shines alone within the heart through the non dual truth of its self nature!

concluded.

The full book Guru Ramana Prasadam of Muruganar is available in Tamizh.  The translation of Robert
Butler is also available.

Arunachala Siva.       

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General topics / Re: The Bliss of No Want - Vasko Kohlmayer:
« on: January 22, 2016, 10:43:32 AM »
The Parable of a treasure hunter:

The following story illustrates our situation.  Imagine a boy who has always been told that a precious treasure
lies buried on a remote island.  Having heard all the wonderful tales, the boy makes the decision that one
day he will go and find the treasure for himself.  What he does not know, however, is that the stories he has
been told are false.

When the boy grows up he journeys to that faraway place and starts digging.  He keeps working feverishly
for many years driven by the futile belief that the more digs the closer he gets to his goal.  Then one day
he comes to across an old man whom the islanders hold in high esteem.  The wise man informs him that no
treasure is buried on the island. He then tells him the treasure he is looking for is to be found under the
foundation of his house back at home.

How the seeker proceeds is entirely up to him.  But of this he can be certain.  The success of his quest is
entirely dependent on his looking in the right place. If he chooses to dig in the wrong spot he will never
find what he is looking for no matter how long or hard he tries.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

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